Daniel 7: 9-10 -- "As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened."
I have no idea whether Casey Anthony took the life of her beautiful little girl or not. I certainly have some opinions about the matter, based on the evidence presented. And I can say with confidence that Casey Anthony's behavior is not typical of any bereaved mom I have ever met. But I also can honestly say that I'm very glad I was not a member of that jury.
But whether or not this young mother bears any responsibility for her child's death, the fact remains that a two-year-old girl is dead, and it is questionable at this point whether justice will ever be served.
In this life, anyway.
I participated in the "Daniel" study by Beth Moore this past fall, and in one of the videos she said something that really struck me. According to Beth (I like to pretend we're on a first-name basis), whenever the Bible refers to God as the "Ancient of Days" it is referring to Him as judge. And she pointed out that as the Ancient of Days, He always has been and always will be.
That means that He knows ... He knows about every injustice that has been committed since the beginning of creation. And He knows who committed each one.
So when we feel outraged at the injustices we see all around us ... we can rest in the knowledge that the Ancient of Days is on His throne.
And here's the best part. We already know what's at the end of the Book!
Daniel 7: 13-14 -- "I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed."
P.S. For an excellent summary of a Christian response to the Casey Anthony trial, click here.